Flexible heater is commonly used to integrate to a surface which requires heating and is capable of operating with high-performance under adverse temperature conditions. It comes in different varieties, shapes, and dimensions which can also be molded in the shape of the heated object. Further, due to low thermal mass, the flexible heaters are used in wide range of commercial, military, and industrial applications.
A flexible heater can be wound more than once without causing damage to heating elements and heating taps, and therefore provides an effective heating source to several applications such as electronics, medical devices, and others. A focus on implementation of advanced technologies and reducing the cost of products is likely to create lucrative opportunities for leading companies operating in flexible heater market.
Flexible Heater Market – Notable Developments
Honeywell International Inc., Watlow, Durex Industries, Bucan, Sinomas, Kuhlmann Electro-Heat, Delta Mfg, Tutco Heating Solutions Group, Hotset Gmbh, Sedes Group, National Plastic Heater, Holroyd Components Ltd, Spirax-Sarco Engineering, Tempco Electric Heater Corporation, NIBE Industrier AB, Omega Engineering, Smiths Group plc, Rogers Corporation, All Flex Flexible Circuits, Zoppas Industries S.P.A., Minco Products, Inc., Chromalox and Thermo Heating Elements, LLC are among the key players operating in the flexible heater market.
In August 2018, Watlow, a leading company in the design and manufacture of entire thermal systems completed its acquisition of Yarbrough Solutions Worldwide of Austin, Texas, with a goal to enhance their thermal control capabilities and to achieve consistent, sustainable long-term growth. The company also introduced its new heater product catalog in July 2018.
In March 2018, Rogers Corporation, a key player of flexible heater market, launched a new substrate called ‘ARLON rapid polyimide (raPld)’, an advanced solution for improving manufacturing process as well as the performance of flexible heater applications. According to the company, the new substrate combines the advantages of silicone adhesive system and polymer heater dielectrics.
In February 2018, NIBE Industrier AB acquired Hemi Heating, which manufactures a range of products such as heating cables, tents, jackets, fans, and others, following its acquisition of BriskHeat in January 2018.